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It turned out that my concerns were unwarranted yesterday about even more rain falling on our already saturated grounds. From my repeated checks of the radar all day, it looked like a wall was keeping the surging mass of precipitation from moving north past a certain point. As it reached the southern boundary of our county, it stopped its advance and just seemed to slide past us to the northeast.

DSCN4200eThis doesn’t mean that we dried out any. On the contrary. The sky remained heavily overcast and the dew point high enough that wetness continued to be the order of the day.

It was a good day to have the warm glow of a fire in our fireplace!

Happily, the lack of actual falling rain was a break for our horses, allowing them to avoid the cold soaking that rain in December involves.

The bleakness of our landscape lingers on. According to forecasts, the next possibility for freezing temperatures comes at the end of this week.

Even if it doesn’t bring a dose of accumulating snow, I will be happy to at least have the wet ground turn frozen, to give us a break from the frustrating mud.

I’m pretty certain that frozen leaves will provide less hazardous footing than the wet leaves over slippery mud which we are currently enduring.

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Written by johnwhays

December 14, 2015 at 7:00 am

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